Of employees and employed
Hope this year comes with a good news for state employees
G. N. WADOO
Hope the State Government wakes up for the redressal of decades old grievances of the State employees with the start of the year 2013 and also for filling up the vacancies in the various cadres of the government departments. They are committed to remove the fast growing unemployment in the State in the interest of its smooth administration. The demand of employees for enhancement of their retirement age from 58 to 60 years is genuine in view of the increased life span of a human being and a positive change in the healthcare management in the State. Obviously, a 60 year old individual is quite healthy to continue government service. The working class people, employees and others, enjoy good health and earn handsome perks and salary for living a happy life both at home and work side. A 60 year old person is too young to proceed on superannuation. That way the government is pushing an active and zealous worker to the corner for living a sedentary life which simultaneously causes health disorders. That is injustice. The Government should not discriminate the healthy employees on the age factor and should enhance their age at par with politicians, bureaucrats, legislators, bank employees, University teachers etc. who are working in their old and comparatively much advanced age. While on the other hand the poor government employee is made a victim of the retirement age in his robust health conditions. It is also witnessed that bureaucrats are given extensions when they retire at the age of 60 for further periods and the poor employees are shown doors even though giving their best times in the government..
The pay anomalies of government employees have also created difference in their pay structure which have restricted their chances of promotion and seniority. Moreover unnecessary breaks are applied in their service records in which some employees of the same status suffer monetary losses and such anomalies put the hindrances in the smooth functioning of the government work. The anomaly affected employees are disinterested in delivering the goods in a prompt manner. It is therefore in the interest of the government that a mechanism be evolved within the administration for removing the pay anomalies whatsoever. The daily wagers or casual/adhoc/consolidated workers in various government departments have been neglected in the process of regularization of their services despite lapse of many years. This has resulted in tremendous problems for them. Although their services should get regularized after each such worker has served for seven years as such, according to the norms of the government. By ignoring these workers, the government is worsening the scenario.
The silence of the authorities on such demands of the employees and other groups have paved the way for day to day strikes, protests and marches of employees. This has caused a street fight and police action. The result is direct confrontation between the employees and the government and the huge economic loss. Obviously, the government is not realizing the loss suffered by the general public due to lockouts, pen down and general strikes of the employees which have become an order of the day and has retarded the development of the State as well. The government has gladly allowed the revision of legislators by burdening the state exchequer in crores of rupees while on the other hand the government employees and daily wagers etc. still demand their arrears. That again is injustice.
Pray to God that in the year 2013 the State Government will take necessary steps to address the grievances of all its employees and daily wagers etc. and also fill up the long pending vacancies for providing jobs to the unemployed youth of the State of J&K. Hope it happens so that the State of Jammu and Kashmir becomes a prosperous State in all spheres.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 13 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 13 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 14 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST
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